Who Is The FCT Minister?
Mohammed Musa Bello is the minister of the Federal Capital Territory. He is a Nigerian banker who became the FCT Minister in 2015.
Mohammed Musa Bello’s Early Life
The FCT Minister, Musa, was born in 1959 on January 8th in Yola. He was born into a Fulani family. His father, Alhaji Musa Bello, a loyal friend of President Muhammadu Buhari, served as the Managing Director of NDDC from 1970 to 1976.
The FCT Minister’s primary education started in Yola but he graduated in 1971 from Our Lady’s High School in Kaduna.
Mohammed Musa Bello then went on to Barewa College in Zaria from 1971 to 1976. Then from 1977 to 1989, he went on to Ahmadu Bello University, also in Zaria, from where he graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration. He returned to Ahmadu Bello University 5 years later to pursue a Masters in Business Administration.
Mohammed Musa Bello’s Career
The FCT minister has worked both in the public and private sectors. Before making a switch to the private sector, he worked in Icon Merchant Bank starting from 1984 where he later went on to become the head of credit and marketing.
He served in the corporate sector for over twenty years, handling various roles in top-ranking companies, including being a director at Habib Bank PLC.
In 1992, Mohammed Musa Bello was the general manager at the Bakabure Industrial Complex in Yola. He was also a member of the no longer existing Technical Committee on Privatization.
In 2006, the FCT minister, appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo, became the chairman of the National Hajj Commission Nigeria, in which capacity he served from 2007 till 2015.
In May 2015, Mohammed Musa Bello, as appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, became the FCT Minister. He served in the office until 2019 and was reappointed.